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Made in USA Claims on Bigelow Teas

July 22nd, 2020

In July 2020, a class-action lawsuit was filed against R.C. Bigelow, Inc. for allegedly falsely advertising that several of its teas – including Earl Grey Black Tea, English Teatime Black Tea, Green Tea with Ginger, and Vanilla Chai Black Tea – are “manufactured in the USA” when, according to plaintiffs, the tea in the products


New Balance Made in USA

September 26th, 2019

In 1996, the FTC brought an administrative action against New Balance Athletic Shoes, Inc. for making deceptive U.S.-origin claims about its sneakers. Since at least 2009, the company has marketed some of its sneakers as Made in the USA despite the fact that up to 30% of the shoes domestic value is from imported materials.


Made in USA Marketing Issues

September 26th, 2019

TINA.org is the leading consumer advocacy organization working to expose false Made in USA marketing. Click on the images below to learn more about each Made in USA topic:


Ad Watchdog TINA.org Petitions FTC for Made in USA Rule

August 22nd, 2019

MADISON, CONN. August 22, 2019– Consumer advocacy organization, truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org), filed a formal petition today requesting that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) use its rulemaking authority to expand its enforcement abilities and better defend the Made in USA designation. The FTC’s Made in USA standard calls for products marketed with an unqualified Made in USA claim to


TINA.org Files Deceptive Made in USA Complaint Against Williams Sonoma

May 22nd, 2019

MADISON, CONN. May 22, 2019 – Williams-Sonoma brands including Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, PBteen, Pottery Barn Kids, Rejuvenation and West Elm are violating the FTC’s Made in USA standard according to a complaint filed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by truthinadvertising.org (TINA.org). The ad watchdog has amassed more than 800 examples in which the


Hudson Clothing’s Made in USA Claims

March 14th, 2019

June 2017: A state court judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. March 2017: A state court judge preliminarily approved a settlement that resolves both the Noiman and Schulert actions. The settlement, which was amended in November 2016 and February 2017, also resolves another related lawsuit: Card et al v. Joe’s Jeans, Inc. According


Trojan’s Magnum Condoms “Made in USA” Claims

March 13th, 2019

May 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff and as to the class members because the parties reached a resolution, the terms of which have not been disclosed. April 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Church & Dwight for allegedly falsely advertising two of its Trojan condoms – Magnum Thin


Whitebridge Pet Brands “Made in USA” Claims

March 13th, 2019

March 2018: This action was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. October 2016: A federal judge stayed this action because the named plaintiff in a related case (Ftizpatrick v. Tyson Foods) intends to file an appeal regarding a legal issue (i.e., whether the actions must be dismissed because of changes


Kraft Heinz Foods Made in USA Claims

March 13th, 2019

September 2016: This action was voluntarily dismissed as to the named plaintiff’s claims and as to the class members’ claims because the parties reached a settlement agreement. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. May 2016: The plaintiffs filed an amended complaint that names only Kraft Heinz Foods as a defendant and similarly



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